First chicken puree

It’s a good idea to include dark chicken meat (thigh and leg) in your baby’s diet. It contains about twice as much iron and zinc as the white meat.

Ingredients

15 g butter (or olive oil)

1 chicken breast fillet, diced

1 chicken thigh fillet, diced

1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 small zucchini (courgette), peeled and diced

1 pear, peeled, cored and diced

  • Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Method

Melt the butter in a deep frying pan or saucepan, add the chicken and sauté for 3–4 minutes or until golden brown. Add the sweet potato and 185 ml (6 fl oz/¾ cup) water. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add the zucchini and pear and cook for a further 5–7 minutes or until the vegetables and pear are tender and the chicken is cooked through.

Blend the ingredients, including the cooking liquid, until smooth, adding more liquid if needed.

Set aside one serving and freeze the remainder in individual portions for later use. You may need to add a little water to get the consistency just right before serving to your baby.

* Suitable for freezing